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The TAMMY HOWL is a Gulf Park
College publication that is sent to over
6,000 alumnae and students.
The 1969-70 editor is Janie Harper, a
freshman who is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Harper of Lexington, Ken-
tucky. Although she is working on a
double major in Art and Music, her avid
interest in journalism resulted in her ac-
cepting the responsibility of editing the
The cover photograph is of a poem
and illustration by Vachael Lindsay
that was presented to the college by
Miss Laura Wilkinson. Story on Page
Dave and Bob Voght
Mrs. Mary Black well
Mrs. Marie Langlois
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The cover photograph is of a poem
and illustration by Vachael Lindsay
that was presented to the college by
Miss Laura Wilkinson. Story on Page
The TAMMY HOWL is a C
College publication that is seni
6,000 alumnae and students.
The 1969-70 editor is Janie
freshman who is the daughter o
Mrs. W. H. Harper of Lexingt
tucky. Although she is work
double major in Art and Music,
interest in journalism resulted i
cepting the responsibility of ec
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FEATURE AND NEWS
ALUMNAE ED/TOR . .
Dave and Bob Voght
Mrs. Mary Black we 1 1
Mrs. Marie Lang lo is
I sincerely hope that the students have learned as
much this past year as their new president. It has
been my privilege to observe outstanding examples
of humility, sacrifice, service and loyalty on camp-
us and in the community. Noble people performing
gracious acts have been the rule rather than the
During this period of time when lawlessness, vio-
lence and destruction are on the increase, how in-
spiring it has been to see people from all parts of
the nation send money and materials to this area to
help re-build, and to discover Gulf Park students
"pitching in" to help their school and the coast
This has not been a typical school year; perhaps
we should be grateful for the opportunity of learn-
ing some of life's richest lessons.
Robert L. Johnson
This year at Gulf Park is certainly to be greatly appreciated in the midst
of the nation wide campus turmoil. The close inspirational, challenging and
peaceful atmosphere has proved to be a definite and unique campus char-
acteristic. When the vast rebellion, destruction and hostility is observed in
so many universities, our life at Gulf Park this year seems to have been
truly a dream. I feel that as a college we have been able to learn from cer-
tain problems rather than to create them. There is an exclusive under-
standing that has developed from living on a badly destroyed coast, from
working together, changing for progress, from learning from others mis-
takes, and from solving our own instead of expanding them. The past
months have been more than a college year for students, faculty and ad-
ministration. It has been a unique experience that will never be forgotten,
and always cherished when compared with the turmoil of our times.
Ex -Premier Of Hungary Visits Gulf Park
Dr. Ferenc Nagy, ex-premier of Hung-
aria, spoke to an audience composed of
Gulf Park administration, faculty and
students, Gulf Coast residents, and repre-
sentatives of Mississippi colleges and uni-
versities in the Gulf Park auditorium.
Dr. Nagy centered his lecture around
the problem of the danger of a commun-
istic blood revolution still existing. His
approach to the anticipation of a com-
munistic blood revolution was emphati-
cally negative. Dr. Nagy stated that he
hates to see revolution of the people as -
sociated with communism because few
communistic regimes came into power
as a result of revolution. Historically,
Russia can be cited as an example. The
Bolshevik revolution never took place in
Russia as it was NOT a revolution of the
Russian people. This can be interpreted
as a counter-revolution.
According to Dr. Nagy, the revolu-
tionary spirit has run out on communism.
Communistic ideology has worn out quick-
er than the ideologist dreamed. Three
factors result in the dying of communism
being 1) political conflict, 2) economic
retardation, and 3) intellectual unrest.
Political conflict was defined by Dr.
Nagy in terms of cold war. An ideological
split is not attributed to the dying of
Communism, for the wounds made by dif-
ferences in ideology can be quickly re-
paired. The elements of cold war exist
on a realistic basis -- China vs. Russia - an
ancient, traditional hate. Communist rule
intensifies this hatred.
The rivalry between the Soviet Union
and European satellite countries for eco-
nomic leadership embitters the cold war
spirit. Due to territorial disputes, Dr. Nagy
stated that there was no lasting peace be-
tween China and the U.S.S.R. China now
has much Russian property, and this
creates a deep split to all communistic
powers. Orthodox communists (closely
adhering to the works of Stalin) feel today
that Chinese Communism is nearer to
heart than the ideas of Nikita Kruschev
because the orthodox communists do not
believe in the democracy of communism.
The political conflict between Czech-
oslovakia and the USSR was cited by Dr.
Nagy as creating political friction by en-
stilling new ideas in new countries per-
mitting national interests to interfere
with communistic ideology.
The second factor governing against
the danger of a communistic blood revolu-
tion, according to Dr. Nagy, is that com-
Dr. Nagy converses with President Johnson
munist regime cannot economically com-
pensate for freedom taken from the
people. Since the onset of communism,
Russia has not picked up economically
In 1958, Kruschev declared a five year
economic war with the U.S. Five years
later, in 1963, Kruschev sent delegates
to the U.S. to buy wheat, and today Rus-
sia has trouble providing one serving of
meat per week for their population. If
the economic tempt had been stepped up,
Russia would not have had to contract
Germany to build Fiats. Further proof
of rumored economic crisis are the vari-
ous political changes occuring in the
Dr. Nagy advised developing nations,
such as African countries, against using
Communism as a means of obtaining
economic strength in an attempt of ar-
riving at a higher degree of civilization.
Land reform is hindered and destroyed
by confiscating property for collective
forms. If social reforms are desired to
eliminate caste system, communism would
only create a new, more restrictive social
class. The attempt for an emerging coun-
try to acquire political reform for leader-
ship would be destroyed if under com-
munist regime. Communism would insure
total deprivation of rights, impeding eco-
The unrest of the intellectuals, as
stated by Dr. Nagy, is the third signifi-
cant reason attributed to the dying of
communism. In the beginning of the com-
munist take over, the intellectuals did not
oppose Communism. They felt more aca-
demic freedom would be permitted than
by the czars. Soon the intellectuals real-
ized that they were oppressed by a plot -
a plot in which they ceased to exist as
individuals. Their choice was to compro-
mise or oppose new systems. Those re-
fusing to submit to these two alternatives
were either executed or exiled to Siberia.
Those refusing either choice were tried
The intellectuals were silenced, only
temporarily by communism. The intel-
lects began to speak out in Czechoslovakia
around 1957 as more academic freedom
was gained. As time has since progressed,
more elements of academic and intellec-
tual freedom have worked its way into
the Czech social and political structure.
This has endangered the position of non-
tolerance the USSR has taken because
intellectualism threatens to work its way
Evidence of Russia's deep-rooted fear
of the innovation of intellectual freedom
was apparent in the invasion of Czecho-
slovakia by the USSR in 1968. The main
objective, according to Dr. Nagy, of the
USSR, in this political action, was to
prevent Russia from being invaded by its
Dr. Nagy stressed that the relationship
between the intellectual and the commun-
istic leader leaves no hope. He further
stated that youth is the person who starts
the fight. The youth of today living be-
hind the iron-curtain, who have never ex-
perienced freedom in two generations,
are the first to fight the communistic sys-
tem. The youth are not with communism.
In its present form, communism cannot
be maintained if it is not democrasized;
however, the danger of communism is far
In concluding Dr. Nagy related a clear
message to US youth. He stated, "There
is always room for progress and timely
reforms, but progressive youths and in-
tellects cannot identify their goal with
communism but instead they must find
free-er and fresher ways to experience
Too slow for those who vVait,
Too swift for those who Fear,
Too long for those who Grieve.
Too short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love.
Time is Eternity.
Three Cheers for Student Loan
Earth Day at Gulf Park was observed
through various activities which lasted
about two weeks and climaxed with a
rally on April 22, 1970.
In an effort to stimulate community
interest on pollution as a potential threat
to society, bumper stickers and pamphlets
were distributed. The stickers bore the
slogan POLLUTION TODAY, EXTINC-
TION TOMORROW, and the pamphlets
listed several causes of pollution and in-
vited all to attend the Earth Day rally.
Earlier a poster contest for local school
children was held, and prizes were award-
ed to the best posters depicting some
phase of the environmental crisis.
Guest speaker at the rally was Mrs. H.
Garrison Wilkes, who spoke on the three
major hazards to our environment - pol-
lution, waste and over-population.
Mrs. Wilkes has done extensive re-
search on conservation of our environ-
ment and is currently active in such
groups as the National Conservation Or-
The rally was held under the trees on
the lawn beside Lloyd Hall and music
was provided by the Keesler Air Force
The Gulf Park College Board of Trust-
ees at its April meeting approved a Stu-
dent Loan Fund to assist students with
educational loans. It is expected that
alumnae, faculty members, administra-
tors, trustees and friends of Gulf Park
College will contribute to this fund. It is
anticipated that small loans will be made
to worthy students at no interest. Deter-
mination will be based on need rather
than academic achievement.
A course in the use of business ma-
chines was added to Gulf Park's curricu-
lum at the beginning of Second semester.
It was offered to all students and was met
with an enrollment of twenty-four.
Centered around the operation of an
IBM Key-punch machine, the course also
makes use of desk calculators and dupli-
cating equipment. Students are taught to
encode all types of data and given training
necessary to qualify for most jobs today.
Barbie Baker, Emily Gorden and Robin McDonald hang a sign for Earth Day
Highlight of Year :
The second annual Mississippi Writer's
Conference was held Thursday and Friday
March 5 and 6 at Gulf Park College. Many
distinguished guests were present to parti-
cipate in the scheduled activities. Among
those present were Dr. & Mrs. Webb, Mr.
and Mrs. Haynie, Elizabeth Spencer, Babs
and Borden Deal, Jack Crocker, Dr. Hilton
Anderson and Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Bell.
The guests arrived between 5:00 and
6:00 p.m. Thursday evening. After signing
the guest book, they were greeted with
corsages and were introduced to their
campus escorts who briefly showed
them around and made them feel at home.
The escorts then led the writers to a
beautiful, semiformal meal in the dining
At 8:00 p.m. Borden Deal lectured in
Hardy Auditorium. His subject dealt with
the significance of people in a Writer's
life. He explained his method of charac-
ter observation and the importance in-
volved. In conclusion he answered several
questions from the audience. Miss Anna
Terri Silverman pins camellias on Ellen Douglas and Mr. and Mrs.
Dr. and Mrs. James Webb chat with Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bell
Mae Helton presided and extended an in-
vitation to those present for a moonlit
party in Hardy Court.
Babs and Borden Deal held private
conferences with interested students be-
tween 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. Friday morn-
ing. They discussed the world of creative
writing and fictions; encouraging and
discouraging advice was given.
Before lunch Elizabeth Spencer en-
tranced an audience with a selection from
her latest book, SHIP ISLAND and OTH-
ER STORIES. The reading proved to be
an exceptional performance and was sub-
ject to many interpretations for the panel
discussion after lunch.
Prudy Hutton was a member of the
distinguished panel of writers. Chosen to
fill in for a panel member who suddenly
was called home, she did a splendid job.
The informal group discussed literature
as an objective in the past and the present.
Several controversial subjects arose and
were analyzed thoroughly.
Huckleberry Hill was the setting for an
informal gathering of writers and students
from 3:00 to 5:00. A chance to become
better acquainted was provided. In addi-
tion, there was singing and canoeing.
The final program of the convention
included a variety of activities. At 7:30
P.M. Mr. Rome, Linda Rabhan and Nancy
Griffith provided a beautiful ballet per-
formance followed by selections from the
community Consort Ensemble and Mad-
rigal Singers. The Gulf Coast Couplet
Award went to Mrs. Marie Langlois.
A student colloquim consisted of fif-
teen members whose interest in the con-
ference created the theme of "Confer-
ence Reflections." Jan Stanley was the
chairman. After the writers were quizzed
by the colloquim, they were treated to a
final reception in Hardy Court.
Sea Gull Editor, Prudy Hutton, left, and Tammy
Howl Editor, Janie Harper, right, greet Elizabeth
Spenser as she signs in.
Special appreciation is extended to
Miss Helton, for her many plans and pre-
parations that made the conference pos-
The following is a letter received by
Miss Anna Mae Helton from one of our
Writer's Conference guests. With her con-
sent, we present it to the Student Body.
Our "guide" was a delight. She did
everything she could do to make our time
there pleasant. In fact we were much im-
pressed by the girls at Gulf Park. It must
be a- deep pleasure to work with them.
Your student body must be carefully
chosen. Again, thank you for a mem-
orable occasion, plus Southern Hospital-
Barbie Baker discusses creative writing problems with
Babs and Borden Deal.
Nancy Griffith, Gil Rome and Linda Rabhan.
Dance Student Goes Rozzie and Robin
To New York
Delia Stewart, dance instructor at Gulf
Park and director of the Gulf Coast Ballet
Company, took Linda Rabhan, a dance
student at G.P.C., to New York for a week
of special instruction.
Delia participated in a program involv-
ing a new method of teaching ballet
techniques at the Royal Academy of
Linda Rabhan, pictured above, was
fortunate enough to take eight classes
under such masters at Michael Maule,
Madame Pereyslavic and Madame Merin-
owa at the American Ballet Theater. She
attended both advanced and intermediate
Beatrice Selvic welcomed the Gulf
Park dancer to several of her modern jazz
sessions in the New Dance Studio. She
introduced the Humphrey method as
opposed to the Luigi techniques that were
administered at another studio Linda
While there, all time was not consumed
in dancing however. The girls went to
Broadway and were audience to the fol-
lowing productions: "Promises, Promises",
"Hair", "Your Own Thing", "Fiddler On
The Roof", and visited Radio City Music
Hall, Time Square and Central Park.
The trip proved to be a most inspira-
tional and educational experience for
both teacher and student.
The seventh annual conference of the
Southern Universities Student Govern-
ment Association was held April 23-25
at the Sheraton-Peabody Hotel in Mem-
phis, Tennessee. Gulf Park sent two dele-
gates to the conference, Rozzie Bird
Vice-president of Student Government,
and Robin McDonald, the incoming presi-
dent for 1970. After being welcomed by
the Honorable Henry Loeb, Mayor of
Memphis, Commissioner David DeWitt
Dominick of the Federal Water Pollution
Control Administration spoke to the dele-
gates on Environmental Pollution." Dur-
ing the conference the students were hon-
ored by such speakers of national recogni-
tion as: Honorable Albert Gore, U.S.
Senator, Tennessee; Dudley R. Williams,
Attorney-at-Law, Washington, D.C.; Dr.
Dorothy Truex, asst. Professor of Educa-
tion and Research Director for U. Com-
munity; University of Oklahoma, Norman;
Honorable Oaval Hansen, Member of
Congress, Idaho; Richard W. Velde, Asso-
ciate Administration, U.S. Department
of Justice; and Honorable Harold Hughes,
U.S. Senator, Iowa.
The delegates were also involved in
small discussion groups where they con-
cerned themselves with such aspects of
Reverend Keith Tonkel
Speaks at Gulf Park
Tuesday April 21, the student body,
faculty and administration welcomed a
visit from Reverend Keith Tonkel. The
Reverend Tonkel previously taught phi-
losophy and religion classes at Gulf Park
and was a well known personality on the
coast. All classes were dismissed for three
At 10:00 a.m. Mr. Tonkel expressed
his joy over visiting the college to a
crowded auditorium. He spoke on cer-
tain concepts of the general object of
life for an individual, and presented reli-
gion, in essence, as a definite area of uni-
versal observation. He defined relevent
problems in terms of challenging ob-
stacles and drew from his personal ex-
periences to illustrate each idea. Mr.
Tonkel left the audience with two mem-
orable and impressionable quotes: "That
which is torn down will be rebuilt" and
"The world is full of beautiful people."
The next talk was given at 2:00 p.m.
After leading the students in a three-part
song of prayer, he began. As an exten-
sion of the previous program, he spoke
about the idea of faith. The total recogni-
tion and commitment for a religious
faith was expressed as a means to experi-
ence a true depth in life. The actual com-
mitment was subdivided into the three
basic ingredients of religious life: faith,
hope and love. The philosophical diagram
involved was illustrated by a comparison
of the process of making potato salad.
The concluding program was scheduled
at 5:00 p.m. when Mr. Tonkel expounded
upon the importance of love in the indivi-
dual life. He stated that the two chief
questions that face young people today
are those of identity and destiny: "Who
am I? and Where am I going?" He em-
phasized the importance for each person
to answer these questions.
The day proved to be very inspira-
tional for campus patrons.
college life as: "Student Participation in
Academic/and Administrative Decisions,"
"Student Legal Rights," "Black Affairs,"
"Drugs on Campus," "Campus Morality,"
The Teachers WIlO'S WIlO'S ?
Immediately following final examina-
tions at the end of the first semester, a
Teacher Rating Scale was given to stu-
The student was given a chance to eval-
uate each of her teachers on the basis of
According to Dean David Pierce, this
evaluation served a double purpose: the
students were given a chance to express
their feelings on the quality of instruc-
tion they had received, and the teachers
were allowed to use the results as a means
of determining the areas in which improve-
ment was indicated.
Dean Pierce also stated that additional
evaluations would be made at the end of
second semester and again in the fall in
order to further breech the gap of student-
teacher relationships in the classroom.
A Trip Into
The Past . . .
Gulf Park sponsored a trip to Natchez
for the 1970 pilgrimage. A group of forty-
nine girls boarded April 4, with Marie
Langlois and Shelia Sutton chaperoning.
The afternoon was spent touring the
Vicksburg battlefield and visiting the
Sprague Showboat, as a result of an in-
direct route to Natchez.
Arriving in Natchez at 5 p.m., the group
had time to dine and relax before attend-
ing the Confederate Pageant that evening.
The pageant is an annual affair sponsored
by the Natchez Garden Club. It is a color-
ful salute to the scenes and memories of
days gone by. To the background of tra-
ditional American music, the program was
composed of dancing and traditional
events from Indian to Civil War time. The
Queen and King of the pageant were pre-
sented with their beautifully costumed
court and produced a grand and climatic
Sunday morning the girls began tour-
ing the famous houses of Natchez. Ten
examples of ultimately beautiful southern
architectures were included in the Sunday
tours. Elms Court, Elgin, Melrose, Chero-
kee, Linwood, Monteigne, Routhland,
Oakland, D'Evereux, and Lansdowne were
explored with admiration and awe for the
elegant majesty displayed in each.
The trip proved to be worthwhile and
enjoyable. Everyone grew in knowledge
and appreciation of the Natchez heritage.
A special committee chose seven oi
Gulf Park's unique sophomores to add to
the nation wide list of "Who's Who in
American Junior Colleges" for the 1969-
70 edition. The leaders in extra-curricular
activities, outstanding contributions, con-
sistant participation and dedicated service
are Becky Zieger, "Tides" Editor and Pre-
sident of Theta Alpha; Nancy Griffith;
Prudy Hutton, "Sea Gull" Editor, Gamma
Psi Vice President, Phi Theta President;
Susan Turner, Student Government Pres-
ident; Augusta Poellnitz, sophomore class
President; Susie Cole; and Becky Welch,
President of Hardy. Four of the girls are
members of Phi Theta Kappa.
Susan May Turner
President Turner :
Miss Gulf Park and
Queen Susan !
Susan May Turner was a two-time win-
ner when she received by popular election
the titles of May Queen and Miss Gulf
Park. The two coveted positions are given
to girls each year who seem to be worthy
of special recognition for their outstand-
ing efforts and influences, school spirit
and good campus status.
Susan is certainly worthy of high
honors for each of the areas. Her con-
tributions other than holding the position
of Student Government President are too
numerous to name. She is on the Tides
Staff, and was nominated for the Who's
Gulf Park's annual fashion show was
presented in the Gulf Park auditorium
on March 12, 1970. This outstanding
show proved to be a success. The show
was divided into three categories: Free-
dom, Happy Days (from Morning to
Starshine), and Love (when the Moon is
at the Seventh Heaven). The models were
as follows: Caroline Posey, Irene Escapini,
Margo Reinke, Tschia Wood, Candice
Kennedy, Susan Haren, Mindy Prenger,
Nancy Todd, Linda Tyler, Kathy Dunne-
backe, Coby Sullivan, Pam Baker, Mary
Ellen Schaffner, Debbie Rossetter, Debbie
Wright, Pam McElroy, Patti Hall, Jana
Garvin, Anne Harrison, Rozzi Bird, Cathy
Hughes, Anne Schwartz, Debbie Church,
Betty Sellier, Pam Barker, Melanie Hop-
wood, Linda Sisson, and Leslie Robbin-
son. The entertainment was presented
by Hobby Davis, Linda Rabhan, and Susie
Cole who did a dance number to the song
"If My Friends Could See Me Now". Also
on the entertainment list was The John
Ramey Quartet, and the Seven-Ups: Julie
Adcock, Barbara Greene, Jill Bonnell,
Linda Rabhan, Donna Stalker, Susie Cole,
and Candy Smith.
Sing Song 1970
As always, the traditional Sing Song
was a big event in sorority activity this
year. The annual competition was held
Thursday night April 30th in the heat of
Hardy Auditorium. Members of the six
sororities were eagerly awaiting the mo-
ment when they would strain their voices
for the competition after weeks of hard
Theta Alpha began the program with
selections from "Hair." Jackie Brooks was
the song leader. Gamma Psi followed with
songs from "The Wizard of Oz" as led by
Prudy Hutton. Delta Chi presented a
"Burt Bacarach Special." Rozzie Bird was
song leader of Delta Chi. Sigma Psi was
fourth with their selections from "Mary
Poppins." Becky Britton led. Kappa Chi
followed with "Nursery Rhymes", direct-
ed by Susie Cole. Delta Alpha concluded
the program competition with "Gulf Park
Songs." Julie Adcock directed.
Mrs. Jeanne Pollard and Mrs. Harry
Spell of Gulfport judged the competition.
Large group awards went to Gamma Psi
and Kappa Chi for third place, second
place went to Sigma Psi. The first place
trophy went to Delta Chi.
In small group competition the first
place trophy went to Kappa Chi. Susie
Cole, Nancy Griffith, Jeanne Price, Candy
Smith, Leslie Robinson and Janie Harper
accepted the trophy for their unique ar-
rangement of "Jack and Jill."
Delta Alpha Wins
Under the supervision of Mrs. Place,
with Laura Wides as intramural chairman,
March 15 found the sororities compet-
ing in the annual volleyball tournament.
Each team practiced for several weeks
under the direction of their Sports Chair-
man, anticipating the coming event. First
place was won by Delta Alpha Sigma
sorority. Second place was held by Delta
Chi sorority, who again this year won
the spirit stick awarded for outstanding
sportsmanship and spirit.
Under the leadership of Pay Eyles and
Lu Lu Lister Delta Alpha's team consisted
of: Cindy Beal, Betty Blackburn, Mary
Ann Brown, Ann Hunter Burton, Melanie
Hopwood, Joanne Meyers, Chris Miller,
Betty Sessions, and Tschia Wood. The
team officials were Martha Dorsey and
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The Presidents of 1970 and 1971
Jan Cooper and Jeanne Price
Tychia Wood and Chris Miller
Jan Palmer and Betsy Casselman
Becky Zeiger and Mary Allworth
Tish Parker and Mary Ellen Schaffner
Becky Britton and Mary Shephard
Times Are Changing
This year at Gulf Park has indeed been
a year of change. Many of the rules have
been revised much to the delight of the
One of the revised rules concerning the
drinking of alcoholic beverages. Previously
the students were not allowed to drink
either on or off campus. This rule has now
been revised to permit students to drink
so long as they break no state or local
laws. Of course, they may not drink or
have alcohol on campus or any school
sponsored activity. Also, they are expected
to conduct themselves like ladies at all
The dating hours have also been ex-
tended somewhat. On week days, Monday
through Thursday, instead of seven
o'clock, girls are allowed to stay out an
extra two hours. As an incentive to make
better grades, students on either the
President's or Dean's lists may check out
until eleven o'clock on Wednesday even-
ings. The length of time a girl may check
out for, has been changed from five
hours to eight hours. These changes in
hours have all been joyfully accepted by
Another incentive to better grades, at
least among freshmen, has been the privi-
lege of a car. Until recently, only sopho-
mores were able to have cars on the Coast.
A freshman on the President's or the
Dean's lists (3.1 to 3.4 for the Dean's
list and 3.5 and above for the President's
list) may have a car at school. She must
take the responsibility of registering her
car with the school and abiding by all the
Class attendance rules have been alter-
ed also. Formerly a student was allowed
three unexcused absenses. Absenses were
allowed for sickness and out-of-town
emergencies. Girls are now allowed a
total of eleven absenses, none of which
are excused or unexcused. If a student
misses more than eleven classes she re-
ceives an automatic failure for the course.
This rule change puts more responsibility
on the student's shoulders.
Yet another change has been made
in the student handbook. With the chang-
ing styles of fashion, the school has also
altered its position of school attire. Girls
are allowed to wear slacks on dates and to
classes. Shorts may also be worn to class.
Traditionally girls are still required to
wear dresses to evening meals on week-
days and Sunday dinner at noon, but
may wear school clothes to all other
meals. It is surprising how many students
now attend meals.
Last, but not least, is the rule dealing
with academic probation restrictions. Be-
fore those girls who were on AP were re-
stricted to the campus on Sunday nights.
Now, to help with their grades, they are
required to attend study hall for five
hours a week. This rule change has done
much to raise the grades of the girls on
These changes in the rules have grown
both workable and widely acceptable.
Times are indeed changing both here and
there. The year of 70 can be called the
year of change for Gulf Park College.
Mardi Gras Delegates
Have A Ball !
Three girls nervously awaited their
"sentence" in. Mrs. Ferrell's office during
the month of February. They had re-
ceived special notices to meet with her,
but had no idea why. As these girls listen-
ed to Mrs. Ferrell they learned that they
were not in any trouble, but were really in
for a ball (a Mardi Gras Ball, that is).
Augusta Pollintz, President of the So-
phomore class; Holly King, President of
the Freshman class; and Rozzi Bird, Vice-
President of the Student Government,
were the "chosen few". These girls, ob-
viously, were quite excited when they
learned that they were to represent Gulf
Park at the Ball of the Knights of Babylon.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Jones, who show-
ed films to the students in assembly a few
weeks before, were responsible for getting
invitations for the girls. As the final after-
noon came, the girls met Mr. and Mrs.
Sheffield, their chaperons for the evening.
As they walked to the car, it was actually
hard to distinguish the girls from the
chaperons except, of course, for Mr.
Sheffield, who was dressed a little differ-
Their trip to New Orleans was filled
with excited laughter until ... Oh no!
In all of their readiness, they had forgotten
to sign out. Even though they were quite
worried about the error, one girl expressed
her opinion by saying, "Well, we just
can't go back now".
After having eaten they walked to the
auditorium where the ball was to be held.
Here they would watch the parade with
the rest of the excited crowd. As the last
float began to disperse, and they went
into the auditorium to watch the festivi-
ties of the Ball. After being shown to
their balcony seats, the girls sat in awe
for a few minutes. As they "took in" the
majesty of their setting, they began an
The lights dimmed and the girls wond-
ered what was in store for them. They saw
the members of the court and their Queen
flow gracefully through the ballroom
while the crowd cheered exuberantly.
As the queen waved her glittering scepter,
a wondrous feeling drifted through the
watchers like a beauteous mist.
After the Queen, with her court, and
the King were introduced, the Knights of
Babylon acted out the venture of Around
the World in 80 days. This entertainment
was very comical and enjoyed by all pre-
When the entertainment was finished
and the crew began to dance, the girls
and their chaperons left to attend to a very
serious matter, their empty stomachs. Al-
though they were fascinated by the ma-
jesty of all that had been seen, a few
growling stomachs did not let them forget
the long passing time. They summed up
their evening with a fabulous dinner at
the Bourbon Orleans.
The Jet Maskers Had a Very Good Term
"Oudine" was a romantic fantasy that
concluded the season.
A February production of "Night Must Fall," a murder mys-
Right, "mini-dramas" were directed by
advanced acting students. This scene is
from "The Sand Box."
Awards Day Brought Many Surprises
Rare Poem . . .
Miss Laura Wilkinson of the Art facul-
ty took all the honors on Honors Day.
Miss Wilkinson, Class of 1923, pre-
sented to the college an original manu-
script of a poem written for her by
Vachel Lindsay, poet-in-residence. Not
only did the poet write a poem especially
for her, but he illustrated it as well.
The manuscript, sought after by many
Eastern colleges and universities, especial-
ly Princeton which is building up a sec-
tion on the poet, is very valuable.
Miss Wilkinson decided to give her val-
ued possession to her alma mater, and
she graciously presented it on honors
day to President Robert Johnson.
The two-page manuscript and the il-
lustration is on yellowed paper. The poem
is entitled, Balloon, and the illustration,
which began with Miss Wilkinson's given
name, Laura, developed into pine trees
and a balloon.
Vachel Lindsay taught his classes in
and under the spreading branches of
Miss Wilkinson has been on the college
staff for five years as a teacher in the art
WINS TOP AWARDS
Lu Thompson was named outstanding
horsewoman at Awards Day. Miss Bruce
Wilder, riding instructor, presented her
the trophy. She is shown here with two
of her mounts and some of the trophies
she won this year for Bit and Spur Club.
Left: Blair Hamilton, Rozzie Bird and
Linda Rabhan receive special Theatre
Awards from the Jet Maskers.
Left: Psychology Department Awards
went to Jennifer Green, Donna Stalker
and Pat Dorathy.
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Phi Theta Kappa members stand behind second semester initiates.
A Potpourri of Elections Held
Elections for the new dormitory presi-
dents yielded the following results: Mary
Lou Pegler, Elizabeth Hall; Merry Rousse,
Hardy Hall; and Ellen Berrill, Lloyd Hall.
The sophomore representative to next
year's Student Government will be Joyce
Ann Willis, Elizabeth Hall; Holly King,
Hardy Hall; and Caroline Posey, Lloyd
Wanda Wheeler, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George A. Wheeler of Waycross,
Georgia, has been chosen Gulf Park's
1970 Student Body Vice-President. She
will also serve as chairman of next year's
Georgana Johnston, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Johnston of Charlotte,
North Carolina, was elected Sophomore
Class President for 1970-71.
Celia Riley, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William V. Riley of New Madrid,
Missouri, has been appointed orientation
chairman for 1970-71.
The newly appointed heads of the
publications for 1970-1971 are as follows:
Daisy Williams, Editor of the SEA GULL;
Nancy Buchanan and Vickie Carter, Co-
editors of the TIDES; and Janie Harper,
Editor of the TAMMY HOWL.
Continued from Page 12
Under the leadership of Susan Turner
Delta Chi's team consisted of: Mary Lee
Alcott, Deni Beard, Debbie Cockrell,
Gloriela Hincapie, Sharon Murphy, Janet
Palmer, Carol Parker, Augusta Poellintz,
and Terry Silverman. The team officials
were Nancy Buchanan, Margot Ivans,
Hetty Nuckols, and Jeanie Price.
Under the direction of Lou Thomp-
son, Gamma Psi's team consisted of:
Laurie Lofgren, Nancy McFarland, Marcia
Miller, Madeline Moore, Tish Parker, Mary
Snow, Faith Swanger, and Ann Wilke.
The team officials were Purdy Hutton
and Karen Zondona.
Under the direction of Laura Wides
Kappa Chi's team consisted of Ellen Ber-
rill, Jan Cooper, Dianne Dement, Cathy
Guernsey, Janie Harper, Laurie Hastings,
Jeannie Price, Jessica Turnbull. The team
officials were Anne Gamble and Debbi
Under the direction of Shelly Weller
Sigma Psi's team consisted of: Barbie
Baker, Cindi Baker, Becky Britton, Debi
Davis, Charlotte Gamble, Mary Sheppard,
Vicki Shogry, Lyn Smith, Cathy Ware,
and Wanda Wheeler. The team officials
were Vicky Carter, Betty Stubbs and
Under the direction of Anne Cooper
Theat Alpha's team consisted of: Emily
Gordon, Robin McDonald, Bobbie Mc-
Elroy, Nancy McGonagill, Le Ann Mont-
gomery, Jane Pennington, Nan Tribble,
Sherry Warner, and Debbie Wright. The
team officials were Ann Freeze, Susie
Hron, Fran McCord, and Coby Sullivan.
To be eligible, a student must have at least a 3.5 honor point average, be carrying
a normal load of studies, and have no grade below "C".
Green, Jennifer (DS)
Sellier, Betty (DS)
Kent, Lanee Jo (DS)
Shepard, Mary (DS)
Smith, Lynn (DS)
Price, Gloria Jean
Dean David Pierce released the follow-
ing academic scholars for the spring sem-
ester. All are due congratulations.
Ten academic scholarships will be
awarded to present Gulf Park Freshmen
to be applied to their 1970-71 tuition. In
the past only three such scholarships have
been granted each year. These scholar-
ships will be awarded to students with
the ten highest grade-point averages in
the Freshman class.
The largest scholarship will be $1000
and the smallest $100. It is hoped that
further expansion of this program will
become possible as contributions to this
Bit and Spur
These proud Bit and Spur members
brought back many honors to Gulf Park
this year. The student body, as well as
Miss Bruce Wilder, riding instructor, is
proud of this group.
To be eligible, a student must achieve an honor point average between 3.1 and 3.49,
be carrying a normal load of studies, and have no grade below "C".
Shivers, Lissa (DS)
Baker, Judy 3.40
Burton, Ann 3.44
Carr, Rebecca 3.35
Carter, Vicky 3.20
Casselman, Betsy 3.19
Chapman, Virginia (DS) 3.31
Dunnebacke, Kathy 3.12
Dykes, Deborah 3.44
Edwards, Vickie (DS) 3.38
Escapini, Irene 3.29
Fuqua, Suzanne 3.32
Graves, Laura 3.19
Harper, Jane 3.27
Herring, Rhonda (DS) 3.47
Hincapie, Gloriela 3.18
Hopwood, Melanie 3.20
Hughes, Cathy (DS) 3.12
Kennedy, Candace (DS) 3.11
Mattingly, Robin 3.43
Maurer, Donna (DS) 3.20
Miller, Tina 3.13
Murphy, Lyn 3.20
Pegler, Mary Lou 3.18
Perkins, Mary 3.12
Rabhan, Linda 3.32
Reinke, Margaret (DS) 3.12
Rousse, Merry 3.35
Scott, Elizabeth 3.17
Smith, Candace 3.33
Sullivan, Frances 3.40
Sullivan, Kathy 3.27
Willis, Joyce 3.44
Wright, Debra 3.12
Commencement exercises were held
Sunday evening in Hardy auditorium at
which Dr. Melvene D. Hardee, professor
of Higher Education of Florida State Uni-
versity, was the key note speaker.
Her challenging address dealt with the
importance of usefulness and contribu-
tion in a woman's life. She emphasized
the existance of vast possibilities for lead-
ership and development for women to
acknowledge. Dr. Hardee directed the
challenge to every one on a personal
basis by giving the quotation, "You only
own yourself and nothing else." This was
expounded upon by the speaker who
stresses the potential of the individual.
President Johnson, who introduced
the speaker, presented the honors.
The Kate Wetherbee Alumnae Cup for
highest honors went to Prudy Hutton.
Second place went to Jennifer Green,
and third to Gloria Jean Price.
Honorable mention went to Pat Dora-
thy and Linda Tyler. Special recognition
for outstanding high averages went to
Clara Henley, Donna Stalker and Susan
Horen who completed their sophomore
year at Gulf Park.
This year, the college awarded ten
scholarships. First place and $1,000 went
to Lynn Smith; second place and also
$1,000 to Jana Garvin; third place and
$700 to Hobbie Davis; fourth place and
$600 to Mary Eunice Shephard; fifth
place and $500 to Margo Ivins; a tie for
sixth place and $400 each to Daisy Wil-
liams and Robin Mattingly; eighth place
and $200 to Vicky Edwards; ninth place
and $100 to Betty Sellier and 10th place
and $100 to Holly King.
The invocation and benediction were
by the Rev. Ray Worthington of the col-
Dean Pierce and President Johnson
made the presentation of the junior col-
lege diplomas to the Class of 1970. The
candidates were as follows.
May Queen Court
Candidates for Associate in Science
Degree: Susan Victoria Horen, Marilyn
Ann Prenger, Lissa Logan Shivers, Sally
Frank Stoll and Linda Kay Tyler.
Candidates for Associate in Arts De-
gree: Julie Ann Adcock, Mary Lee Al-
cott, Mary Frances Allworth, Janice
E. Bigger, Rozzie Rutledge Bird, Eliza-
beth F. Blackburn, Shelly Rae Bland,
Linda Christine Boon, Rebecca Ellen
Bowie, Rebecca Lisa Britton, Chris-
tine Cadigan, Susan Mitchell Cole, Ann
L. Cooper, Janita Lee Cooper, Penel-
ope M. Copper, Ellen Clare Davenport,
and Deborah Ann Davis.
Patrice Marie Dorathy, Martha J.
Dorsey, Margaret Kennon Duncan, Ca-
rol Goettler, Gara Graham, Jennifer
Johnson Green, Nancy Jane Griffith,
Cathy Headden Guernsey, Clara Yoko
Henley, Nancy Ann Heston, Christine
L. Hughes, Mary Prudence Hutton,
Susan Howell Irvin, Lanee Jo Kent,
Elizabeth Lorraine LaCour, Margie Lu
Lister, Frances Maurice McCord.
Marcy Candace McDowell, Pamela
McElroy, Anne Dowling McLiney, Lila
Jean Mosher, Sharon Marie Murphy,
Joanne Renee' Myers, Janet Lynn Pal-
mer, Carol Parker, Letitia Ann Parker,
Patricia Marie Paul. Helen Nelson Pay-
ne, Margaret Glenville Pearl, Julie Ann
Penny, Augusta Cobbs Poellnitz, Gloria
Jean Price, Pamela Lee Pritchett, Julie
deLancey Rivers, Ellen Elizabeth Roe.
Sara Anne Roeber, Carole Ann
Schoo, Anita N. Schroeder, Annie El-
ena Schwartz, Ruth Mary Scott, Mary
Katherine Sergeant, Bonnie Blair Ham-
ilton, Donna Ann Stalker, Janis Jul-
aine Stanley, Betty Lee Stubbs, Faith
Ann Swanger, Lucinda Louise Thomp-
son, Pauline McGowen Tillery, Sarah
Nannette Tribble, Jessica Anne Turn-
bull, Susan May Turner, Helene Eliza-
beth Varner, Rebecca Annette Welch,
Shelley Sue Weller.
Laura Anne Wides, Dina Evelyn
Willis, Connie Lynn Wilson, Stella Lou-
ise Wilson, Patricia Ann Wood, Karen
Zandona, Rebecca Clarinda Zieger, and
Sandra Sue Zuber.
Candidates for Special Diplomas:
Diploma is Home Economies, Connie
Lynn Wilson, Diploma in Music, Rozzie
Rutledge Bird, Diplomas in Secretarial
Science, Penelope M. Copper, Annie
Elena Schwartz, Diplomas in Speech
and Theatre Arts, Patrice Marie Dor-
athy, Cathy Headden Guernsey.
Candidates for Special Certificates:
Certificate in Art, Julie Ann Adcock,
Deborah Ann Davis, Joanne Renee'
Myers, Letitia Ann Parker, Janis Julaine
Stanley, Sarah Nannette Tribble.
Certificate in Dance: Susan Mitchell
Cole, and Nancy Jane Griffith.
Certificate in Foods: Margie Lu Lis-
ter, Shelley Sue Weller, Connie Lynn
Wilson, and Karen Zandona.
Certificate in Clothing: Mary Pru-
dence Hutton, Anne Dowling McLiney,
Carole Ann Schoo, Jessica Anne Turn-
bull, and Connie Lynn Wilson.
Certificate in Riding: Rozzie Rut-
ledge Bird, Pamela McElroy, and Lu-
GRADUATION IS GREAT
May 29 through May 31 was gradua-
The Art Show began the festivities
with a magnificent exhibit in the Art
Building. The walls were heavy with
talent displayed in numerous media.
At Class Day Saturday, Becky Britton
paid the traditional homage to Friend-
ship Oak. Becky Welch presented the
sophomore class gift to President John-
son. The Class of 1970 gave Gulf Park
an impressive green and gold school flag
and four imported palm trees.
In the afternoon, Bit and Spur present-
ed the Commencement Horse Show. The
riders competed for ribbons and trophies
sponsored by local merchants. Dean Laura
Norris presented the trophies and ribbons
in classes ranging from beginner to ad-
vanced student in saddle seat, hunt seat
and hunters over the fence. Highlight of
the show was the presentation of five
horses to add to Gulf Park's stables and
the presentation of the plaque dedicating
the new hunt trail to the late Roy Galle-
more. The trail was given by Pam Mc-
That evening, the May Festival was
held in Hardy auditorium. It was post-
poned from the previous evening due to
poor weather conditions and was then
transferred indoors when things did not
After the May Queen and her court
were presented, the Sextette entertained
with popular selections. The Dance De-
partment was responsible for two beau-
tiful segments of the show, Kismet and
Pas de Trios. Excerpts from the musical,
She Loves Me, represented the Drama De-
Immediately following the May Fes-
tival, the Aquette's Water Show took
The Aquette's chose a theme deal-
ing with the academy awards.
Misses Barbie Baker, Jackie Brooks,
Rebecca Carr, and Mary Ellen Schaffner
did a routine to "Exodus." "The Magnifi-
cent Seven" was the choice of Misses
Charlie Gamble, Rozzie Bird, Susan Turn-
er, Candice Kennedy, Robin MacDonald,
Debi Davis, and Mrs. Romana Persich.
Another title, "The Good, the Bad, and
the Ugly" was decided upon by Misses
Annie Cooper, Ann Wilke, Copper Sisson,
Miss Prudy Hutton receives the Kate Weatherbee Alumnae Cup for the highest
scholastic honors for the two year period. President Johnson makes the presentation.
Janet Palmer, Daisy Williams, and Nancy
Heston. A duet was performed by Miss
Janet Palmer and Miss Nancy Heston to
"Bonnie and Clyde." Nancy Heston, Pres-
ident of the group, also performed a solo.
The above number, with the addition of
and introduction and finale, constituted
Gulf Park's Water Show for 1970.
Baccalaureate services were Sunday
morning. The Rev. Charles Holland, pas-
tor of the Long Beach Presbyterian
Church and also a member of the faculty,
delivered the sermon.
A buffet luncheon was served in
the dining room to all guests and students.
Tammy Howl received a wedding an-
nouncement written in the Malaysian lan-
guage. It told of the marriage of Caroline
(Pegi) Hatch on Sept. 23, 1968, to James
Bruce Douglas at St. Mary's Church, Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia. After an around the
world wedding trip, Pegi and her husband
are now in Chicago.
STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT
The 1970-1971 President of the Stu-
dent Body of Gulf Park College is Miss
Robin MacDonald, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James R. MacDonald of Indianap-
Following graduation exercises, facul-
ty and staff were invited to the home of
President and Mrs. Johnson to bid "fare-
well" to some faculty member.
Each guest went, wondering about the
invitation. ..farewell to whom? With the
exception of a very, very few, no one
knew who it would be.
Surprise is a mild word to describe the
reaction of the group when Mr. Johnson
asked Miss Helen Picking to step forward
and receive a gift-a beautiful silver ser-
There were gasps of surprise,... and
many tears, hidden behind punch cups or
by turning away from the guest then en-
gaged in conversation.
Miss Picking is Gulf Park!
That describes this gracious, gifted,
friendly, well-loved woman with all the
feeling that is needed to tell one what
she is like.
Miss Picking, who has been with the
college for 22 years as head of the speech
department, has given untiringly of her-
self--not just to her first love, drama, but
to every department on the campus. She
has also become a part of the community
of the Coast to which she has devoted so
much of her talent to Little Theatre as a
Emotion was high at the "farewell"
party, for Miss Picking is not only loved
by her associates-she is respected by all.
Hearing the comment, "What will the
school do without Helen?," she laughingly
said, "They will find someone who will
take my place and I'll be missed only by
some of those who knew me." "The new
person will soon make a place of her
That's not true. Someone will be found
to take the position as head of the drama
department, but there will never be an-
other Helen Picking for Gulf Park. She
will never be replaced in the hearts of her
students, her friends or Gulf Park.
Miss Picking is not retiring. Far from it.
She is taking on a very demanding and a
very hard building job. She will be the
director of The Mansfield Playhouse,
Its nearness to her parents was one of
the deciding factors in the decision to
leave Gulf Park.
She returned to the Coast the last
week in June and was honored with an
elegant party by the Gulfport Little
Theatre. Tommy Meek, GLT president,
presented her with a silver Revere bowl.
She will continue to make visits back
to the Coast -and of course--to Gulf Park
College. So, although not head of the
drama department any longer, she will
continue to keep her many contacts here
and will always be Gulf Park to the nth
And she will represent the college in an
official capacity as a field representative,
keeping her eye out for every good pros-
pective student for Gulf Park.
Marie C. Langlois
Charles F. Lembright, instructor of
speech and theatre at West Liberty State
College, West Liberty, W.Va., has been na-
med head of the Speech Department at
Gulf Park College, it was announced by
President Robert L. Johnson.
Mr. Lembright, 33, succeeds Miss Helen
Picking who has held this position for 22
years. Miss Picking resigned to become
director of The Mansfield Playhouse,
Mr. Lembright, a native of Tuscara-
was, Ohio, received his Bachelor of Sci-
ence in Education at Otterbein College,
Westerville, Ohio in 1959, and his Master
of Arts in Drama at West Virginia Uni-
versity, Morgan town, in 1969.
He previously taught at several high
school prior to becoming associated with
West Liberty State College. Mr. Lem-
bright has served two years with the U.S.
Army and is in the active Army Reserve.
He is married and is a member of the
Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Lem-
bright will reside at 418 E. Fourth St.,
Mr. Lembright, who plans to begin
his Ph.D. work at the University of Geor-
gia in the summer of 1971, did as his
thesis, Ford's Theatre in Restoration,
which Carlton Press plans to put into
book form this fall.
MISS AUDREY CULLEN
Miss Audrey Cullen, 37, New Orleans,
who holds her Bachelor of Science and
Master of Education degrees from Tulane
University, has been named Dean of
Students, it is announced by President
Miss Cullen, who comes well-qualified
to hold this important position on the
faculty, succeeds Miss Laura Norris, re-
Miss Cullen has served as assistant to
the dean at Tulane University and as
counselor at St. Mary's Dominican Col-
lege. She is a member of American Person-
nel and Guidance Association, Alpha
Sigma Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi, Catholic
Alumni Club, University College Club and
Family Service Society, Inc.
Miss Cullen has traveled extensively
throughout the United States and in
Mexico and Nassau. While in the Ozarks,
she "learned to snow ski in a limited
fashion," according to her own descrip-
tion. She water skis, cycles, plays tennis,
participates in a social club which she
serves as publications and cultural chair-
man, likes good movies, light comedy,
symphonic and chamber music and partic-
ularly enjoys live productions of Broad-
way musicals. For reading fun, the new
dean prefers fast moving stories of adven-
ture and suspense.
She is anxious to meet all of the stu-
dents and will be on hand to greet new
and returning students in September.
Mr. Charles B. Jones of Frankfort,
Kentucky has been named Director of
Admissions at Gulf Park College. He as-
sumed his new duties July 1.
Mr. Jones has been a Field Representa-
tive and Admissions Counselor for two
years for the College, serving all of Ken-
tucky and Tennessee and parts of Indi-
ana, Ohio, and Illinois. He succeeds Mr.
Roy T. Gallemore, Vice President and
Director of Admissions, who died earlier
Mr. Jones, a former school teacher and
guidance counselor was also with the
Department of Public Safety for the
State of Kentucky as Director of the
Division of Accident Control. He was
also State Safety Coordinator.
A native of Todd County, Kentucky,
Mr. Jones is a veteran of World War II,
having served in the U.S. Army. He is a
member of the Methodist Church and
served on the Administrative Board, and
is a Rotarian.
Miss Vencentine Piazza, new head of
the piano department, presented one of
the Sunday afternoon solons this past
season. The college began a series of fine
arts programs on Sunday afternoons as
part of its cultural contribution to Gulf
Coast residents. Harry Spell, bass, head
of the music department was also pre-
sented in one of the solons.
Five Fine Horses
Added To Stable
Gulf Park's stables are richer with the
addition of five fine horses, gifts to the
college. They are shown at the presenta-
tion ceremony during Commencement
Weekend at the annual Bit and Spur
horse show. They are, reading from left
to right, Crispy, a six-year-old Chestnut
gelding with a white star, presented by
Col. L. Gordon Cooper, 101 Cedar Lane
Circle, Seabrook, Tex., 77586. Crispy
was brought to Gulf Park two years ago
by Jan Cooper, who graduated with the
1970 class and is shown here with him.
Cedar Hills Dark Rhythm, a six-year-
old five gaited Bay gelding American
Saddle Horse, given by Mr. Thomas K.
Dixon Jr., 5571 Candlewood, Houston,
Donald, a registered Morgan, a six-year-
old Chestnut gelding, given by Mr. Eugene
E. Slocum, 1705 Williams St., Valdosta,
Bobby Pin, an American saddle horse,
bred Chestnut gelding, given by Dr. Carl
Hall, 4724 Fawnwood Road, Dayton,
Delaney's Princess McDonald, an eight-
year-old Chestnut mare, American saddle
horse bred, given by Mr. and Mrs. Jerome
C. Baehr, 7407 St. Charles Ave., New
Orleans, La., 7-118.
Can You Help
Mrs. T. C. McAuly, (Elisa Minor '63-
64) 702 Myrtlewood, Jackson, Miss.,
39204, needs help in locating her room-
mate and their suite mates. She wrote
they seem to have lost each other, al-
though she has kept in contact with Mrs.
Tera (Graham) Bailey (1963-64) 808 W.
Gilbert St. Muncie, Ind., wife of Bob
Bailey. They have a two year old son
Elisa wants to locate Debbie Cooper
(63-64) of Skokie, 111., Marcie Reynolds
(63-64) of Tampa or DelRay Beach, Fla.,
Michael Centennis (63-64) LaPlace, La.;
Ronna Wadkins (63-64) Jacksonville, Fla.
Girls, if you read this, write. Alums,
if you know where they are, let Elisa
Elisa also wants to start an Alumnae
Group in Jackson, so GPC girls in that
area get in touch with her and get some-
thing going in that part of the state.
Elisa has two children, Tracie Leigh,
three years old, and a six week old son,
Thomas Mark. Her husband was recently
promoted to programmer with the De-
posit Guaranty National Bank of Jackson.
Alums, remember your change of
address. Please don't forget!
CLASS OF 1950 MEET IN 1970
Four members of the Class of 1950 came back to Gulfport for Commencement Week 1970. They are shown here on the back
campus during the noon picnic luncheon. They are Martha Jeanette Woods, now Mrs. William D. Willoughby, 411 Lincoln, Ladner,
Wyo.; Carolyn Coil, now Mrs. John W. Little Jr., 2325 Valley Brook Ave., Nashville, Tenn., Martha Jane Mitchiner, now Mrs. John
O'Neal, Choudrant, La.; and Donna Schlitz, now Mrs. James M. Manuell, 1535 West Forrest, Decatur, 111. They are graduates of the
high school department.
Mrs. Barbara Burrow Howard of Beth-
esda, Md., has received the University of
Alabama Distinguished Alumna Award
for 1970 for her loyalty to the Univer-
sity, professional achievement and com-
munity service. The President of the U. of
A. National Alumni Association, Judge
C.P. Coley of Alexander City, Ala., pre-
sented the award. Mrs. Howard is a mem-
ber of Gerald G. Wagner Associates, a
Washington public relations firm. Her
husband, William J. Howard, Jr., is an
insurance broker in Washington. (Mrs.
Howard was a member of the Gulf Park
class of 1948.)
Due to circumstances beyond our
control, Tammy will not carry any
wedding pictures this time. Sorry. We'll
try for the fall issue. O.K.?
SANDY HAUGHTON, '69: Sandy was
married to John Michael Sirmon at the
Dauphine Way United Methodist Church
Mobile, Alabama on December 27, 1969.
The couple are residing at 1254 W. Bucker
Road Mobile, Alabama.
PATRICIA SKOGLUND, '64-66: Pat was
married February 7, 1970 at St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, Geneva, Illinois to Mr.
Brian D. Reeves of Aurora, Illinois. She is
working for Control Data Corporation in
Chicago as a secretary and Brian is work-
ing for Curtis- Young Corporation, Chica-
go, as District Sales Manager. They are
residing at 777 Huntington Drive, Apt. 1,
SUSAN MIDDLETON: Susan was married
to Mr. Jim Welch at Saint Edwards Catho-
lic Church in Athens, Texas.
ALLISON THOMAS:- Allison has "won
her wings" and is now a stewardess with
Delta Air Lines. She completed the four-
week training course at Delta's Stewardess
School at the Atlanta Airport and is now
wearing the chic uniform and cap of the
nation's fifth largest airline. Her base sta-
tion will be Dallas.
GLORIA DAHL, '68: Gloria was married
to Mr. John H. Smithe, Jr. on June 1,
1968 in Freeport, Illinois. They are resi-
ding at Route 4, River Road, Freeport,
SHAY BURNETT: Shay was married to
Steven Reed Clegg December 13, 1969
at Wesley Foundation Chapel in Salt Lake
City, Utah. They reside at 680 F Street,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
CATHERINE GASKINS, '68-69: Katie
became the bride of Kenneth Lee Ald-
ridge on June 28, 1969. The double ring
ceremony was solemnized in the First
Methodist Church in Harrisburg, Illinois.
The couple is presently living in Tampa,
Florida where Ken is stationed at MacDill
Air Force Base. Their address is 38 Davis
Blvd. Apartment 4, Tampa, Florida.
WENDY ELIZABETH WHITNEY, '66-68:
Wendy is married to Ralph Edward Faul-
haber and are now residing in the Philip-
REBECCA SUSANNE MILLER: became
the bride of Michael Jay Petree at All
Soul's Episcopal Church in Oklahoma
DONNA DICKENSON, "66-67: Donna
became the bride of Floyd Joseph Fal-
con, June 5, 1969 in Columbia, Missouri.
Donna will graduate in May from LSU
with a degree in elementary education.
Floyd started law school in September.
Their present address is 375 W. Roosevelt
Apt. 1231, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mrs. Natalie V. White, a Gulf Park
alumna, Green Acres Rest Homes, Inc.,
Lake Charles, La., 70601, has been select-
ed Woman of the Year by the City of
Lake Chapter of the American Business
Women's Association and cited as Citizen
of the Week. She attended Gulf Park Col-
lege in 1923, 1924 and graduated in 1925,
Gulf Park then had a two-year high school
One of five orphaned children, she
was adopted by a Lake Charles doctor
and his wife who were childless. She was
ten years at that time.
The year of 1925 was a memorable one
in that she was graduated from Gulf Park
College with a degree in home economics
and then married Dr. Henry B. White.
They had three sons, Dr. Henry B. White
Jr., Morrilton, Ark.; Dr. Charles T. White,
Westlake, and Jimmy W. White, Lake
In the short span of 20 years, she has
built two modern nursing homes, Green
Acres and Rosewood, a town and country
setup to accomodate the needs of the
With a property valuation of well over
the million dollar mark (she earned her
listing with Dun and Bradstreet some
years ago) the two homes have a capacity
of 156, employ 80 persons with a payroll
of more than $23,000 per month.
When her husband, the late Dr. H.B.
White, became ill, Mrs. White had to take
over the family finances, so she opened
her first nursing home in the family home.
In 1960, she began building a large,
modern nursing home, "a dream come
true." She also organized the Louisiana
Nursing Home Association, way back in
1951, and the first convention of this
organization of national scope was held
in Houston in 1957. She now serves on
the board of directors.
In a letter to President Johnson, she
writes: "I thought you might be interest-
ed in knowing what one of your old alum-
ni is currently doing and what has hap-
pened through the years since I attended
"I was a student at Gulf Park during
the years of 1923, 1924 and 1925, leav-
ing school to marry Dr. H.B. White of
Lake Charles, La. During the years Dr.
White and I corresponded regularly with
Dr. and Mrs. Cox, and developed a warm
friendship. Many times on vacation trips
along the Gulf coast we have never passed
the college without driving through the
grounds and I still recognize many famil-
"Later another adopted daughter of
Dr. White's, Dorothy Ann White, attend-
ed Gulf Park (1933 and 1934). She is
now Mrs. James Rosteet and lives at
1905 Twenty-Second St., here in Lake
Charles. Since we both live here, we
spend many evenings back to those happy
days when we were students. Be sure to
keep us on your mailing list as we are
still interested in what the college is do-
Natalie V. White
Augusta Poelnitz, Julie Adcock, Carole
Schoo and Becky Welch, are shown in
front of one of the four imported palm
trees the sophomore class gave as a gift
to the college. They were planted in front
of Hardy Hall. The class also gave a beau-
tiful green and gold Gulf Park Flag to
the school which was raised in the circle
during the annual Class Day exercises
under Friendship Oak.
IMPERATIVES FOR PEACE
P is purity, perception, and purpose
E is eager and earnest endeavor
A is adoration: "Come, let us worship."
C is comradeship, counsel, and courage.
E is excellence: "Be ye therefore perfect."
Letters For Alums
This is the kind of enthusiastic news
we like to get from enthusiastic alums.
How about it, Gulf Parkers? Take a clue
from this letter, light your little candles,
and start the torch for Gulf Park College
in the way of new students, gifts for re-
building some of the things Camille des-
troyed, and support and good will. Most
of all, spread the good word about Gulf
Park. She is growing and her alumnae are
continuing to be recognized for their out-
standing work in their chosen fields, in
their careers as mothers and homemakers,
and as educators as you can see in this
Read this and take joy in it. It makes
you feel good just to know there is an-
other alum out there who is getting the
ball to rolling!
Have I got great news! We finally have
a G.P.C. Alum group in the Big D area.
As you may have guessed, it was chartered
as the Gulf Park College Alumnae of
Dallas. Has an original ring to it, don't
you think? We have had two organiza-
tional meetings, a party with those darling
Dallas area girls now on campus, and
most recently a luncheon-more about
that later. Right now I want to tell you
about someone I know you'll remember-
Dixie King Pierce ('56-'58). What a gal!
We are all convinced that had it not been
for Dixie we would all still be wandering
around this end of Texas totally unaware
of our enormity-all 100 of us! Well, we
were all so grateful, we just went and
elected her President ! She was speechless.
One hundred GPC ex's-that's a lot of
women! And listen, I bet you remember
Dixie's mother, Dixie Morris King ('27-
'28). It's no secret Dixie inherited more
than her name-she has all of her Mother's
beautiful enthusiasm and unlimited ener-
gy. We are all so appreciative to them
both for having brought us together.
I mentioned earlier our events of the
year, and I would like to tell you more
about them now. We were thrilled last
October to have as our guests President
and Mrs. Johnson. Their visit was especial-
ly meaningful to us, as it was our very
first meeting. In January we met in the
home of Mary Munson Crouch (1941) to
organize our calendar and finalize some
unfinished business. During spring vaca-
tion we were delighted to meet with
some of the presently enrolled students.
Such fun to hear the "latest" from by-the-
sea. June 11 brought our first year to a
close. A luncheon was held at the North
Park Inn on Central Expressway, and if
that meeting was any indication of the
Cynthia Gaskins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Gaskins, Harrisburg, 111., died on
Aug. 8, 1969. Cindy, 11, died of burns received in an accident on Aug. 2. She was
the sister of Katie (Gaskins) Aldridge, Class of 1969. 38 Davis Blvd., Apt. 4, Tampa,
Herbert E. Brushe, consolidate Chemical Co. executive, husband of Ethel
Brushe, died Jan. 11, 1969. Mrs. Brushe, ('26-27) resides at St. Regis Apt. 7,
2167 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 38104.
Mrs. William D. Nehlenbeck, the former Judith Hazen, Class of 1942-43, died
March 27, 1969, after a prolonged illness. She resided at 1313 East Lake Dr.,
Springfield, 111., 62707.
Mrs. W. Galen Vansant, 7880 10th Ave., S., St. Petersburg, Fla., 33707, died
in August of 1968.
Mrs. Chester E. Ruffin, the former Elizabeth Anne Sprague, Class of 1941, died
Jan. 14, 1969, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md., after a long illness. Mrs.
Ruffin, the widow of Paul Wright Gill, was married to Captain E. Ruffin on July 1,
Miss Maude Folsom, Gulfport, a member of the Gulf Park College faculty for
many years, died April 2, 1970.
Mrs. Ward Fern Sparkman (Margaret Fraser, Class of 1926-27) died May 5,
1970. Interment was in Huntsville, Ala.
Mrs. T. W. Foster (Katherine Jane Wood, Class of 1927-28) died Jan. 2, 1968.
She was the wife of T. W. Foster, 1119 Parkdale, Waco, Tex.
Mrs. Deborah Hewes Berry of Gulfport, Miss., died Aug. 17, 1969, in Hurricane
Camille. Her daughter, Mrs. Deborah B. Fortner, resides at D-2, Heritage Hills Apts.,
3206 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, N. C, 27801.
Judith Hazen, '42-43: Mrs. Judith H. Mehlenbeck passed away March 27, 1969
after a prolonged illness.
Elizabeth Anne Sprague, '41: Mrs. Paul Wright Gill passed away after a long
illness on January 14, 1969 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
BOBBY BRISCOE, '45-46: Mrs. H.J.
Moore 1515 S. Booth Lane Alvin, Texas.
JAN COX, '55-56: Mrs. Stewart Kershner
Rt. 4, Amity Rd. Bethany, New Haven,
MARTHA BESS MCFARLAND, '52: Mrs.
Virgil Howard 4305 Hamlin St. Corpus
SALLY RYHNE, '68: 508 College Street,
Newport, Tennessee. Cheryl is attending
Memphis state University where she is
majoring in Home Economics with a mi-
nor in Special Education for mentally re-
CHERYL AMYX, '68: Route 3 West
Plains, Missouri. Cheryl is attending Mem-
phis State University where she is majoring
in Medical Technology.
ELSIE CORDES HAGUE, '55: 901 Holly
Drive Seymour, Indiana. Elsie has a 3V2
year old girl Kristin Ann.
excitement to come-you gonna' hear from
us again. ...and again.. ..and again.
Judy Eads Clements
P.S. If you know of anyone who would
like to join our group, tell them to con-
tact me at 238-0337 in Richardson, Texas.
SUSAN FRANCES EARLY, '64-66:
Mrs. Rees Russell 224 Hidden Valley
Road, Bristol, Tennessee.
BETTY SPEAKER, '60-61: Mrs. Lloyd
Baldwin 10119 Knoboak Houston, Texas.
Betty has two children Beth 4 years old
and Bryon born October 6, 1969.
MARY ELLEN HESS, '46: Mrs. John
Keith Miller 7103 Sungate Drive Austin,
Texas. Mary has three daughters Leslie
18, Kristin 16 and Mary Keith 11.
MARY ANN ALEXANDER, '65-66: 1617
Randolph El Paso, Texas. Mary is a senior
at the University of Texas in El Paso
where she is majoring in Sociology.
MARSHA BAINES, '62: Mrs. Charles M.
Burks 2903-A Blue Crest Austin, Texas.
Marsha has a new daughter Kristin Joanna,
born January 8, 1970.
CAROLYN BROOKS, '50-51: Mrs. Rob-
ert Whitson 7810 Meadowvale Houston,
Texas. Carolyn has two children Charles
10 and Laura 9.
NORMA LEE WING, '66-68: Norma is
now Mrs. Steven J. Feagin. They were
married on November 14, 1969 at the
First Presbyterian Church in Henderson-
ville, North Carolina. They are now re-
siding in Princeton Apartments, 6-B, Dur-
ham, North Carolina.
PAT KING WHEATTEY, '60-61: 4211
Kenosha, Memphis, Tennessee. Pat has a
baby daughter Karol born September 18,
ANN HARRIS, '50: Mrs. Jessee E. Neves
Box 494 Conroe, Texas. Ann has four
children Roy 16, Jesse 14, Amy 11, and
Anna Beth 5'A
PRISCELLE ELLIOTT, '54: Mrs. E.C.
Ebinger is now residing at 4626 Bells
Ferry Road in Acworth, Georgia where
her husband is project manager for the
CAROLYN BALES ASHWORTH, '66:
After leaving Gulf Park she attended the
University of Kentucky and completed a
topical major in Design. Carolyn was mar-
ried January 6, 1969 to Irvin Kenneth
Jones and is now residing at 606 North
4th Street, Copperas Cove, Texas where
Ken is stationed at Fort Hood.
SHERYL K. HARPE, '64: Mrs. Jerry M.
Chandler Box 165, Dawson, Georgia is
now operating two dancing schools in Al-
bany. After graduating from Gulf Park
Sheryl attended the University of Georgia
where she was a member of Delta Delta
sorority. In March of 1967 she married
LYNN DEMENT, '62-63: Mr. and Mrs.
Randall Coleman, 408 Westview Drive,
Union City, Tennessee became the proud
parents of a baby boy, John Randall
Coleman II, October 23, 1969.
NANCY STARR BRAUN, '69; is atten-
ding the University of Georgia where she
recently pledged Phi Beta Phi sorority.
JOAN JUNGE: Mrs. Billy Bridges is now
living in Houston Texas 7001 Hillcroft,
MARTHA LAKE DUDLEY, '29-31: 6208
North Drexel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
was married to her long time sweetheart
Melvin McGlasson on January 25, 1969.
ANNE CALHOUN: 921 West 21st Ave-
nue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
JANE FERRARA, '59: Mrs. Jeffrey Lam-
son 620-34th Street, West Des Moines,
PATRICIA DAVIS, '60: Mrs. T.J. Fulks
2229-6th Avenue, Gulfport, Mississippi
has recently written four articles about
her antique collections which will be
published in "Collector's World".
JANE LUCKSINGER, '65: Mr. and
Mrs. James Kenneth Francis became the
proud parents of a baby girl, Mary Claire
on November 24, 1969. The Francis' are
residing at 4706 Shoalwood, Austin, Tex-
ANNE HOAGLAND, '60: 4361 E. Brook-
haven Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia. Mr.
and Mrs. R.H. Spraks became the proud
parents of their fifth child Richard Erik
on January 11, 1970.
SHERRY DAWLEY MCELMURRAY,
'64: 5687 Ironwood Court Apt. D. Col-
FREDA LOUISE DRIEHS, '51-52: Mrs.
Jerry Graff 5726 Braseheather Houston,
Texas. The Graff's have three girls and
JOANNE COX, '48-49: Mrs. James
Flusche 2823 Texas Blvd. Texarkana,
JACKIE COX, '46: Mrs. George Corbett
474 Montrose Avenue, Elmhurst, Dlinois.
VIRGINIA BRUCE, '60-61: Mrs. Charles
Bell 2257 N. Westway, Orange, Texas.
LENORE GASOW, '60- Mrs. Jerry Don
Hawsy 11514 Echo Hollow, Houston,
ANNE GASOW, '45-46: Mrs. Charles
Edmondson Hunter's Park, Houston, Te-
JEANINE THOMPSON, '56: Mrs. Leslie
Hemple Nash 105 Larkspur Hillcrest Vil-
lage, Alvin, Texas.
DOLLY DELORES DOIRON, '50-51:
Mrs. Stanton Wolfrom 995-20th Street
LAURA LEE PLANCHE, '49-51: Mrs.
William J. Graber III 990-2 3rd Street,
KATHLEEN BUCKLEY, '64-65: 1855
Fountain View Apt 86, Houston, Texas,
is working in Houston as the Social Direc-
tor of the West Creek Apartments, Inc.
SALLY ANNE STIELER, '64: Mrs. Lu-
ther J. Hargroves, Jr. 2157-17th Avenue,
San Francisco, California.
CAROLE ANNA VANDERGRIFT, '62-
63: Mrs. Ron Coleman Lake Wilderness
Golf Course, Maple Valley, Washington.
FREDDIE SERUR, '63-64: 2510 Com-
munity Apt. 230 Dallas, Texas.
JAN WOMACK, '55-56: 504 Morgan
Street Apt. 2, Corpus Christi, Texas.
NIKKE GENE WOMACK, '66: Mrs. Jim-
my Baker, 237 Leming Street, Corpus
NOEL RAE COWARD, '66-67: 1448 E.
First Street Delta Gamma House, Tucson,
CORALOU CLOWER, '60: Mrs. Jay Tay-
lot 2208 Markwell Place, Oklahoma City,
PAMELA SUE RAKESTRAW, '64: 6130
SW Freeway Aot. 455, Houston, Texas.
CONSTANCE MARIE MCCONNELL,
'54: Mrs. W. David Presley 2515 W. Win-
ston Street, Anaheim, California. Con-
stance teaches kindergarten in Garden
MARY KAY KELLEY, '63-64: Mrs. John
Kite 302 Isom Road Apt. 5-B, San
JEANNE BURLESON, '66-67: Mrs. Da-
vid Harrell III, 2110 Matthews Drive,
Austin, Texas. Jeanne has one son Lloyd
Patee three months of age.
NIKKE ANN HIGHTOWER, '65: Mrs.
Philip Tucker 2500 Audubon, Austin,
Texas. Nikki has two sons Michael Butt
3 and Nicholas Coy 1. Her husband is
working on his Phd. in Bio-Chemistry at
the University of Texas.
KATHERINE ANN RICHARDS, '53: Mrs.
Ann Quinn 3704 Hamilton Street, Fort
Worth, Texas. Ann has three boys King 9,
Christopher 7, and Trey 4.
SUE HALL, '57-59: Mrs. Sue Fuller
4901 Lakehurst, Waco, Texas. Sue has a
four year old son Adam and is a compu-
SUZANNE BETTENCOURT; Mrs. Suz-
anne Dedean 4417 Harlan Avenue, Waco,
Texas. Susanne has two daughers Mon-
igue 4 and Amy 2.
CAROLYN MILLS, '47-48: Mrs. Hugh
Higgins Box 13, 614 Forest, Cleburne,
Texas. Carolyn has three children Fin 18,
Kelley 14, and Honey 7. Her husband is
an attorney in Cleburne.
EMILY HARRIS, '55: Mrs. Jim Signor
212 Conroe Drive, Conroe, Texas. Emily
has three children Celia 9, Jim 6, and Syl-
SHERRIDAN BERNICE PEEL, '65-66:
Allen House Apts. Allen Parkway, Hous-
ton, Texas. Sherridan graduated at mid-
term from TCU with a major in English.
She is now working in the sales depart-
ment of an investment firm.
DOROTHY JANE ANDERSON, '50 51:
Mrs. James R. Wright 9210 Royal Pine,
Dallas, Texas. Dorothy has been working
on her masters in art and education and
has been teaching art at SMU. She has
two children Erin 12 and Hope 9.
MARY KNOTTS: Mrs. William Drew
Perkins Route 2, Box 472-B, Lufkin,
Texas. Mary has four children Holly 12,
Robin 10, William Drew 9, and Giles 3.
Mr. Perkins is an attorney.
DELLA PARKER, '42-43: Mrs. James
Bratton Harder, No. 7 Wellesley House,
Lower Sloan Street, London FW1. Delia
has four children Venecia 18, Mathew
Parker 15, Trey Book 13, and Marc Wil
kins 10. They have lived in London for
the past three years where Mr. Harder is
associated with the Milite Chemical Co.
JERRY ANDERSON, '47-48: Mrs. Jake
Walton Posey, 4202 Lake Drive Apt. 3,
Lake Charles, La. Jerry has two children
Andy 17 and Mike 14. Her husband is
President of a local bank.
MARTHA ELIZABETH PERKINS, '62
63: Mrs. David R. Price. Box 3711 Brv.m.
Texas. The Price's have a daughter Lee
2'/2 years of age.
GULF PARK COLLEGE
A Junior College for Young Women
LONG BEACH, MISS. 39560
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